Spiritual South - 05 Days / 04 Nights
Zoo, beaches, and wildlife parks form the primary recreation areas of Chennai.Marina Beach is the second longest urban beach in the world. Elliot’s Beach lies south of the Adyar delta.The Arignar Anna Zoological Park is one of the largest zoological parks in the world.Chennai houses several theme parks, namely MGMDizzee World and Queens Land.
Places mostly visted in Pondicherry are Gandhi Statue,Promenade Beach, Matrimandir, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Park Monument, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, ManakulaVinayagar Temple
Some important structures in Mahabalipuram include:
- Thirukadalmallai, the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu
- Descent of the Ganges or Bagiratha’s Penance – a giant open-air bas relief
- Varaha Cave Temple – a small rock-cut temple dating back to the 7th century.
- The Shore Temple.
- PanchaRathas – five monolithic pyramidal struvtures.
- Light House.
Day 01 - Arrival Chennai pick-up Airport & transfer to hotel. After freshen up visitChennai local sightseeing.
The Kapaleeswara Temple of Chennai is one among the most visited temples in Tamil Nadu. Located on Kutchery Road of Mylapore in South Chennai, Kapaleeshwar Temple is considered as a fine example of Dravidian style of temple architecture.
Kapaleeswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, houses the shrines of Kapaleeswar (Shiva) and Karpagambal (Parvati). The gopuram of the temple is intricately carved and is about 37 metres high.
Ashta Lakshmi Temple is one of the famous temples in Chennai. The Ashta Lakshmi Temple of Chennai, situated towards the southern end of Elliot’s Beach, is one of the two Ashta Lakshmi temples in India, the other being in Hyderabad.
The Parthasarathy Temple of Chennai is an ancient temple built in the Dravidian style of architecture. Located in the heart of the city on Peter’s Road, Parthasarathy Temple was built in the 8th century by Kings of the Pallava dynasty.
Evening visit the famous Marina Beach, the pride of Chennai, is second longest beach in the world and has a wide sandy foreshore. One can see statues of heroes from Tamil culture to Samadhi of great leaders like Anna and MGR here. Walk along the Marina in the evening to cool off and eat crispy sundal and murukku. An aquarium is also located on the Marina Beach. Watching sunset and sunrise from the beach is a fascinating experience.
After sightseeing of Marina Beach you are free for shopping at T Nagar.Overnight stay at Chennai.
Day 02 – Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Back to Chennai (Approx. 200 kms / 5 hrs drive)
After Breakfast visit Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram sightseeing - Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is around 60 km south from the city of Chennai.
Kanchipuram, popularly known as the ‘City of Temples‘, is one of the India’s seven sacred (SwayamVyaktha) cities and is famous the world over for its exquisite temples. There are about 150 temples in and around Kanchipuram. There are lots of temples found in Kanchipuram and was not only built by any one ruler but also by different kings and each of them providing their own style and ideas to further enrich the architecture and beautify the temples.
Kanchipuram is divided into two sects; Vishnu Kanchi, where all the Vishnu Temples are found and ShivanKanchi where all the Shivan and Shakthi Temples are found.
Sri VardarajaPerumal Temple Varadarajar temple is a massive and impressive edifice. The Hundred-Pillar-hall erected during the Vijayanagar period in this temple is noted for its exquisite sculptures. This is an extremely large temple with abundant sculptures. This temple is made up of several sub-shrines. This is also called the DevarajaSwamy temple. The center of attraction in Vishnu Kanchi is the temple of varadarajaswamy situated on the top of Hastigiri or Elephant Hill.TheVijayanagar kings constructed this temple. The whole temple covers an area of about 23 acres. The sculptural beauty of the pillars is amazing. Ornamental rings carved out of single stone at the Four Corners of the mandapam in the form of a chain are a delightful spectacle.
Ekambareshwara Temple The most famous Siva temple at Kanchipuram where he is worshipped in the form of Earth Linga and its 11 story structure temple tower which is adorned with beautiful sculptures is one of the tallest temple towers in south India.Ekambareswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in Kanchipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
Day 03 – Chennai – Pondicherry (Approx.163 kms. /4 hrs drive)
After Breakfast at Chennai hotel drive to Pondicherry. Rest of the day evening enjoy at Beach & overnight stay at Pondicherry.
Day 04 – At Pondicherry
After Breakfast visit half day sightseeing of Pondicherry.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, founded in 1920, is the residence where the Sri Aurobindo and revered Mother Mirra Richard, popularly known as Maa, spent the most part of their life. This place attracts many thousands of people each year.
This is the saddle of peace; Aurobindo preached his ideas of a peaceful community from this ashram. The ashram is comprised of many buildings and the inmates are a diversified community of around 1,200 members with 400 students of the Centre of Education.
This ashram has different departments to maintain the basic needs of its members. Members engage in various activities in farms, libraries, gardens, and small-scale industries like printing press. The ashram draws lots of respect as the Samadhi place of Sri Aurobindo and the mother. Overnight stay at Pondicherry.
Day 05 – After Breakfast drive to Chennai. Arrival Chennai drop at Airport. Tour ends.
Note :- The above price is valid for travel till 30 Jan 2017.
- All surface transfers & sightseeing by A.C. Indica/Swift Dezire from Chennai to Chennai. Average kms will be upto 1250 kms. Extra kms will be chargeable.
- A.C. accommodation in 3 star category hotel at Chennai, Pondicherry.
- Meal Plan – CP
The rates may change accordingly at the peak season mainly during Diwali vacation. & Christmas vacation.